Kate Middleton makes rare mental health comment – ​​read post

Melanie Macleod

On Wednesdays the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Anne teamed up to visit the new headquarters of the Royal College for Obstetrics and Gynecology, marking their first public engagement together.

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The visit to the London headquarters was for the Royal Family to learn how the organizations are working together to improve maternal health care and it was a rare occasion for the Duchess to speak out on mental health.

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After the visit, a heartfelt message appeared on the Duchess and Prince William’s Twitter, reading: “It is vital that women feel heard and supported at such an important time in their lives.”

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The post explained: “This new building illustrates the importance of industry collaboration in finding solutions to improve maternal health care. We heard about the ways in which the @MidwivesRCM and the @RCobsGyn working together to address inequalities in maternity care and ensure that all women receive the best possible care.”

The Duchess’s followers were quick to praise both her and Princess Anne, writing: “Beautiful engagement, so lovely to see Princess Anne and Catherine together, I hope we see more engagements with them in the future”, while another wrote, “Just love seeing these two strong women together!”


Kate and Princess Anne made their first appearance together

While Prince William has spoken openly about his mental health in the past, Duchess Kate has been less vocal, even though mental health is close to her heart, as evidenced by her support of Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity that provides counseling and provides emotional support. to children and teachers, since 2013.

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Kate is also a patroness of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG), while Princess Anne is a patroness of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), hence their joint engagement.


Princess Anne and Duchess Kate’s first performance together was well received

Kate became a patron of RCOG in 2018 and made early childhood development, including during pregnancy, a major focus of her public work.

The Princess and Duchess engaged in a roundtable with experts and new mothers to learn how inequalities in maternity care are being addressed. They also learned about the groundbreaking work being done to improve gynecological skills worldwide.

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